Upton Sinclair

(1878—1968) American novelist and social reformer

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American novelist and journalist. He is best known for his novel The Jungle (1906), an exposé of the Chicago meat‐packing industry to which the public reacted so violently that an investigation of the yards was instituted by the US government. Sinclair's many other works include The Metropolis (1908), King Coal (1917), Oil! (1927), and Boston (1928); and a series featuring Lanny Budd, illegitimate son of a munitions manufacturer, who appears in World's End (1940), Dragon's Teeth (1942), The Return of Lanny Budd (1953), and other works.

Subjects: Literature.

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